Five Taliban killed in Afghanistan

Tehran, Aug 18: Five Taliban militants, including a commander, were killed in Afghanistan on Sunday as clashes erupted in Kunduz province, police said.

“The clash erupted in Gultapa area in the outskirt of provincial capital Kunduz city at noon, leaving five Taliban rebels including their commander Mullah Akhtar dead on the spot,” Xinhua quoted a police spokesperson as saying.

There were no casualties on the police forces, he added. There was no immediate comment from the Taliban.